Sunday 20 March 2016

Magic Bullets - Young Man's Fancy

This unreleased album was recorded from 2007 to 2009, but 1980 to 1984 seems more accurate. Every reference point is a joy.

There's the trembling vulnerability in the vocals of the young Edwyn Collins. Magic Bullets do Orange Juice's post-punk discotheque, all stuttering guitars and strangled emotions, on I Could Go. They sound just like St Christopher - bedsit balladry written for opera houses - on Television Won't Know.

They even cover The Line's Nerve Pylon (Phil Wilson's favourite ever single, fact fans) to really set the early 80s scene. When you buy this, make sure you also pick up their Lives For Romance 12" - they're knocking them out for a mere 5 clams. Everyone's a winner.

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